Then they win the WS, and next season with Strass they start the season has heavy favorites to repeat. And if they lose? Who cares, they are banking on the future. If the Nats dont win this year, and then they never win with Strass then there will be a lot of banter about who was right in the end.
The Chicken Littles are silenced for five minutes until they find a new topic to rant about and the rest of us go on with our lives. That's what happens.